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Melanie L. Welch

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Melanie L. Welch, 48, of Tolland, beloved wife of David Welch, passed away on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 after an arduous and courageous battle with cancer. She was born October 25, 1965 in Rockville, daughter of Richard and Naoma (Harlow) Sundgren. Melanie was a member of the United Congregational Church of Tolland and a church school teacher. She was active in cub scouts and girl scouts, she taught English as a second language at UCONN to Korean students; she enjoyed science-fiction, movies, camping, and South Korea. Besides her husband David, she is survived by her children Marc, Amy, Michael (Ryan), and Sarah Welch. She also leaves her brother Craig Sundgren, her sister June Mita and her husband Michael, her sister-in-law Jacqueline Whittaker and her husband Wayne, her brother-in-laws Doug Welch, Max Welch, James Welch, her father-in-law Max Welch and his wife Sue, nieces Kathleen Mita, Kimberlee, Allyson, Hillary Whittaker, and her nephew Benjamin Usher, as well as many aunts, uncles, and cousins. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168. Relatives and friends may join the family on Saturday, July 12, 2014 from 2-5 PM at the Tolland Memorial Funeral Home, 375 Merrow Road (Rt. 195), Tolland, CT 06084. A Funeral Service will be held at 2PM on Sunday, July 13, 2014 at the United Congregational Church of Tolland, 45 Tolland Green, Tolland, CT 06084. Burial will be private. For online condolences, please visit www.pietrasfuneralhome.com

Published in The Hartford Courant on July 11, 2014
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